Microsoft: MMO games face security risk

Wednesday, 16 August 2006, 1:38 AM EST

All too familiar with hackers looking to exploit security flaws in its software, Microsoft warned video game developers Monday that their PC games are now a target for criminals.

Popular massively multiplayer online games, such as "World of Warcraft," have created a market for valuable game identities loaded with gold or other hard-earned forms of in-game currency that can be used to buy new weapons, magic spells or other trappings to advance within the game.

At CNN.

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